According to Lt General Kevin McLaughlin, former Deputy Commander of U.S. Cyber Command who attended this round table, the last decade has seen a rapid increase in hostile attacks from states such as China, Iran, North Korea and Russia. In his own words,
Davey Rogiest, director and enterprise architect at INNOCOM, shares his conclusions and takeaways from the CIONET Business Strategy Bootcamp.
CIOs still feel a lot of friction as their businesses have to lower margins and so reduce (IT) costs
CIOs need a big enough budget to innovate. So when finances are tight this means more careful selection of where to innovate first – something CIOs struggle with. In the meantime, there is an increasing need to service the full end-to-end customer journey and offer the right tools to achieve this. And of course, the threat of new business models and smaller disruptive players still needs to be monitored.
Fifteen digital leaders gathered in Oslo in January to discuss the topic of Intelligent Automation. The focus for the evening’s round table was how to build a practical roadmap to achieve successful business outcomes in this rapidly advancing area of digital transformation. Jan-Olav Styrvold led the discussion on behalf of Blue Prism and Avanade.
IT is in a very privileged position because people who work in the IT area have access to every aspect of an organisation’s operations. From their position they can clearly see procedures, operations and workflow. It is the perfect place to start, but to become real partners in digital transformation, first of all, many IT managers must better learn the business.
As we are determining the topics of CIONET's 2019 events, we go through a thorough process with our members to understand their top concerns and the most urgent challenges they need to get advise on from their peers, in short: what keeps them up at night.
Just last week one of the UK’s largest departmental stores, House of Fraser (39 major stores, and a 100-year vintage) narrowly avoided bankruptcy when Mike Ashley of Sports Direct paid just £90m for the assets. This is merely the latest in a series of failures that include Maplin, Toys ‘R’ Us, BHS and most notably Woolworths.
British start-up Ocado lost half a million in 2017 on turnover of £1.3B. But investors rushed to provide a further £150M for robotic warehouse investments during the year. The shares doubled in just one day when founder and CEO Tim Steiner announced a deal with retailer, Kruger, to implement twenty new robotic warehouses across the USA.
On March 6th over 40 CIONET Belgium members gathered to discuss how to generate more value from the data corporations gather. Through intense debates and expert opinions, they got fresh ideas and insights on how to get the most of this increasingly vital asset for their companies. Data is definitely the new oil...
On January 30th over 100 Belgian digital leaders gathered at the Musical Instrument Museum in Brussels to get inspired by 10 short speeches from thought leaders in a variety of fields, not necessarily related to technology.